For the life of me, I can’t figure out why anyone would litigate their divorce when they have the option to mediate. Is it even possible in this day and age that anyone considering getting a divorce, in the middle of a divorce, or already divorced and still fighting with their ex hasn’t heard about divorce mediation?
Ask anyone who has been to divorce court how they liked that experience. We know who the only winners are there – the divorce lawyers! But don’t blame them, if you hire them, you know what you are getting. After all, they are trained to fight over things like divorce child custody, alimony and the like!
Do you know that your chances of having a divorce agreement and an uncontested divorce increase dramatically if you go to divorce mediation instead of divorce court? Why in the world would you roll the dice on a judge’s decision, when you can make the decisions yourselves?
What are you waiting for? Go ahead, try divorce mediation as an alternative dispute resolution between you and your ex. You just may find yourselves getting along better than you have in years. And saving thousands in the process.
Cynthia Tiano, Esq.
Author, "Happily Divorced! Secrets of the Win-Win Formula"